Saturday, November 29, 2008

Soul Food - Sons and Daughters of the Living God

A report of the recent Sons and Daughters of the Living God Course at Soul Food, by Magdalena Chrzanowska, a resident at Newman House

Recently I have been attending a series of seminars entitled: Sons and Daughters of the Living God run by the Catholic charismatic group ‘Soul Food’ which meets every Thursday evening at St Charles Borromeo Church in Ogle Street (8 minutes walking distance from Newman House).

The aim of the seminars is to strengthen all participants in faith and remind us that we are not Fatherless. It is an open invitation to come closer to God in a personal relationship with Him.

God loves each one of us with everlasting love and He will do a great deal in our life but He will never violate our freedom. To know his love is to be truly free.

Indeed we are not alone in the daily straggle to lead our lives as Christians. Through the Holy Spirit we become the Sons and Daughters of the Living God:

Romans 8: 14-17
‘’ because those who are led by the Holy Spirit of God are sons of God. For you did not receive that makes you a slave again to fear, but you receive the Spirit of sonship. And by Him we cry: “Abba Father’’. The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children. Now if we are children, then we are heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory.’’

How has it been for me to take part in these seminars?

It has been like ‘diving into an ocean of love’, countless experience of joy, laughter, peace and an assurance of God’s presence in my life and the lives of others. The fellowship and friendship of other Christians has given me new courage, strength, and built me up.

We are indeed equipped for our journey: simply ask and you will be given.

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